New Hampshire voters may vote by absentee ballot for specific reasons.
The reasons include; being absent from the voter’s city or town, a religious observance, disability or illness, and employment commitments (including caregiving) during the entire time the polls are open. Absentee ballots may also be available when a weather emergency impacts an election.
After you have applied for an absentee ballot, you can use the Voter Information Lookup to find out if your clerk has received your request, when the absentee ballot was sent to you, and when your clerk received your completed absentee ballot.
Request An Absentee Ballot
If you qualify to vote absentee, you will need to complete an absentee ballot application form (listed below) in pen or number 2 pencil only and return it to your local clerk.
If you have a print disability, you may apply for an Accessible Electronic Absentee Ballot
The Application for an Accessible Absentee Ballot can be read with NVDA and Jaws screen readers using Adobe Reader, which you can download for free here.
Uniformed & Overseas (UOCAVA) Ballots
If you are a member of the military or living temporarily overseas, visit our UOCAVA page for voting Information.
Absentee Ballot Instructions and Applications
- Request Absentee Voter Registration
- Absentee Voter Registration Requirements
- Absentee Ballot Instructions
- Registering to Vote in New Hampshire
- Absentee Ballot Application Local Election
- Absentee Ballot Application State Election
- Absentee Voter Registration Affidavit "Temporary Absence"
- Absentee Voter Registration Affidavit "Disability"
Out of State Voters
Registered to vote in another state, but living temporarily in New Hampshire? You can still vote in your state’s election with an absentee ballot: